Being Single May Be The Best Choice You'll Ever Make For Your Health, According To New Research

When the world asks when you're going to settle down, Science has given you the perfect riposte

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All the single ladies, put your hands up.

Those of you with raised hands, congratulations, you are winning at life.

If it's already got a ring on it, hard luck.

This is all according to Happify who are debunking the age-old trope of the miserable singleton once and for all.

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According to the site, it's pretty much all good news if you are single.

The only down-side is that you probably drink more - so keep an eye on that.

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Generally, your physical health is going to be better when you're on your tod.

According to their research, of all the people in the UK who aren't getting enough exercise, 73 per cent of them are married.

Losing weight in general is more challenging if you're in a marriage - all those nights sitting there staring into each other's eyes are taking their toll on your glutes.

And it's not all about your physical wellbeing.

Singletons have greater job satisfaction, apparently and unattached women in particular, so their research goes.

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Single people and married people have roughly the same amount of close friends, but unmarried women tend to be more concerned with women's welfare in general.

Being single is better for some people than others, like if you're conflict-averse.

Also, if you're scared of being single, you're more likely to settle with an unsatisfactory partner.

As we know, your relationship with you is going to be the one that lasts the longest, so Happify has also given handy hints for how to best make use of your single existence.

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Like, being generous is good for you- research shows spending on others makes you feel better than spending on yourself.

So buy your friend a coffee, there's no such thing as altruism.

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